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A sentencing hearing is to be held in September for a Calgary man convicted of second-degree murder in the beating death of his girlfriend’s three-year-old daughter.

Ivy Wick was injured on Sept. 27, 2017, and died in hospital of head and brain injuries eight days later.

An autopsy revealed she suffered blunt-force trauma, which prompted homicide investigators to take over the case.

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Justin Bennett was charged a year later after a confession to undercover police officers.

He said he had become angry after being interrupted by the child, smashed her in the head, threw her against a wall and then tripped her.

Mr. Bennett is to be back in court Sept. 29.

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